William Campagna, 22 years of age, was hit and killed by a vehicle on Friday, February 20, 2009 at approximately 2:30 a.m. while walking on Easton Road (Route 611) in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, PA. Mr. Campagna was hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by John Lake, Jr. of Pipersville, PA.
According to Plumstead Township Police Chief, no charges have been filed against Mr. Lake. Police Chief Hasenauer reports that Mr. Campagna was wearing dark clothing at the time he was struck while walking along Easton Road. It was reported that Mr. Campagna had been at the Big Heads Bar on North Easton Road for a little over a half hour on the night of the fatal Pennsylvania car accident and had had a couple of beers.
William Campagna’s family can bring a wrongful death action in the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania against the driver of the Jeep. These types of Pennsylvania personal injury cases are difficult to recover when there is a pedestrian dressed in dark colored clothing. This is because a Plaintiff has to prove that the driver was negligent. Furthermore, there are usually no witnesses to these types of fatal pedestrian car accidents making it difficult for a Plaintiff to prove his or her case.